Friday, January 06, 2006

Derailed


Ariel Sharon is gone. In the span of 48 Hours, it is apparent that the future is completely undefined. No one... the NY Times, the Economist, nor the Washington Post, is willing to give analysis beyond a cheap want ad: "Kadima/Israel Seeks New Leader."

A year and a half of progress literally hangs in the balance... and things arent looking good. Mahmoud Abbas has all but lost control of Gaza, and looks set to lose his election to moderate, pacifist Hamas. Kadima, set to win upcoming Knesset elections, is rudderless. Will it be the overly pacifist Labor Party, or the remaining right-wing wackos at Likud who run the show?

Stop the presses... I'll give the first formal analysis. All sources say, we're probably fucked.

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